The amended India Design rules and fees took effect on 30 December 2014. There are two main points to be noted:

  1. Increase in Design fee structure.

There has been an increase of 300% on the design free structure.

  1. For new applications, the fee increased from INR 1,000 (USD 16.07) to INR 4,000 (USD 64.31); and
  2. For design renewal, the fee has been raised from INR 2,000 (USD 32.15) to INR 8,000 (USD 128.62)

(Based on exchange rate of USD 1 = INR 62.20).

  1. Previously, there used to be only 1 category of Design applicant in India with no distinction of individuals / small entity / big entity. Now there are 3 options and the applicant must choose a category and pay the appropriate fee according to the category chosen.